Will C. Franklin
Assistant Editor   |   Email: wfranklin@gazette.net   |   Phone: 301-670-2045


I am a proud native of Great Falls, S.C., where high school basketball and the Flopeye Fish Festival are kings. I received degrees in theatre arts and mass communications from Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. From there, I worked as a news copy desk chief for the (Florence) Morning News, news editor for the McAllen (Texas) Monitor, assistant news editor for sports at the Rock Hill (S.C.) Herald and U-Desk editor at The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer. I love sports, but I’m really a geek at heart. I tell friends I am a hybrid – I can easily talk with you about the 3-4 defense in football, but I can also talk with you about why Batman is the greatest superhero of all time. Hey, I’m a rare breed! Luckily, my wife, Marcia, puts up with my shenanigans.